Tag Archives: Music

Mad World (American Pie, Part One)

  Got on my dead man’s suit and my smilin’ skull ring My lucky graveyard boots and a song to sing I got a song to sing, it keeps me out of the cold And I’ll meet you further on up the road. ~ “Further On (Up the Road)” performed by Johnny Cash   Mad World […]

Just Another Day: Signs, Memories, and Bob Marleys — Vol. 44

Do you believe in magic? Not just in any magic, but the magic in a young girl’s heart, how the music can free her, whenever it starts? . . . I hope you do, because what follows is a story about the magical power of music, memory, and love. It’s a special Halloween treat from me […]

It’s the End of the World As We Know It — Vol. 43

That’s great, it starts with an earthquake Birds and snakes, an aeroplane, and Lenny Bruce is not afraid “It’s the End of the World (As We Know It)” R.E.M., Document (R.E.M. No. 5) It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine . . . Why? Well because it’s another epic “end […]

“And I know what it means to be alive” – Vol. 42

“—we can lie on the bed and imagine ourselves away—” – Allen Ginsberg, Collected Poems 1947-1997    *** If I lay here If I just lay here Would you lie with me And just forget the world? Forget what we’re told Before we get too old Show me a garden That’s bursting into life Let’s […]

The Day the World Went Away – Vol. 16r (repost with new introduction)

Hello, Is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me. Is there anyone at home? “Comfortably Numb” by Pink Floyd, The Wall. Performance by David Gilmour. Hello? Can you hear me? I know it’s been forever and a day since we’ve made contact, but leave it to another premiere of The Walking Dead […]

Spiders and Black Cats and Wolves, Oh My! Vol. 2r (repost)

Where oh where did the time go? Funny, I usually find myself asking a similar question right after Halloween, where oh where did the candy go? We resurrect a little something special for you this week…no tricks at all, just lots of delicious calorie-free treats Words style. A post from last year about this time, our second volume, […]

“The Whole World is Haunted Now” -Vol. 39

“I miss you. I missed you even when I was with you. Back at the camp, it wasn’t you who did it. You were wrong, because I’m still here, and you could be too and he could be. I know the answer – I know why.” ~Michonne *** You may have noticed Words has been […]

“is this a message, finally, or just another day?” – Vol. 38

Good morning and a Happy Weekend to you all! Summer is in full swing around here–though I know for many, Winter is howling and moaning its chilly call. No matter your weather, hopefully this totally random mix of words will bring some sunshine to your soul while you’re reading. This weekend’s randomness comes mostly from […]

The Cat’s Meow – Vol. 34

“They say the test of literary power is whether a man can write an inscription. I say, “Can he name a kitten?” ~Samuel Butler *** Since last week was for the Birds, what better topic for this week than Cats? Since birds and cats go together like, well, like, Sylvester and Tweety. As dogs chase […]

There I Go, Rising (a tribute to Maya Angelou) – Volume 31

I learned a valuable lesson from Dr. Maya Angelou, one that helps me look at myself–and others–through the eyes of pragmatic compassion: “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”  Her death saddens me beyond (my own) words. Funny how it is her own words that now […]